New member incentives and higher prices for Aulani, Polynesian

Promotional incentives may be the new norm for both Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas and Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.  Meanwhile, Disney Vacation Club reveals a price increase going into effect before the start of summer.  

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Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

In February 2016, Disney unveiled a “Member 25th Anniversary Offer” for DVC members adding on points at Aulani or the Polynesian Villas. That offer, which involved members receiving bonus points depending on the number of points added on, expired in March.

Replacing that offer is a new promotional incentive for DVC members wanting to add on points at either the Polynesian or Aulani.

Members who add on at either resort will receive a developer credit that reduces the cost of the points. With a minimum add-on of 100 points, a member qualifies for a $850 credit. The amount of the credit increases depending on how many points are being added.

Points Purchased   Developer Credit
0 - 99 points       None
100-149   $850
150-174   $2,000
175-199   $2,250
200-249   $2,750
250-299   $3,250
300-349   $4,000
350-399   $4,500
400-499   $5,250
500-949   $6,500
950-999   $12,000
1,000-1,999   $14,000
2,000-3,999   $15,000
4000+    $17,000

The net impact of the savings will vary depending upon the number of points purchased.  Among the most advantageous purchase levels are 200 points--where the $2,750 credit is equivalent to a $13.75 per-point discount--and 1,000 points at which the credit nets a reduction of $14 per point.  

This latest member-exclusive offer is scheduled to end on October 10, 2016.

Meanwhile, Disney Vacation Club has also revealed that the base price for points at Aulani and the Polynesian will rise from the current $168 per point to $171 per point on June 1, 2016.  

Wil Lovato is a contributor to and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl”.